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Offline boxkite

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C(X)-6 VSTOL/ STOL projects
« on: November 04, 2006, 08:11:24 am »
What was the CX-6 - a project number/designation, the abbreviation for a military cargo freighter competition or something else?

The illustration is from "Der Flieger" 2-3/1968, but I miss the details  :( .
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Re: C(X)-6 VSTOL/ STOL projects
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2006, 08:15:00 am »
As usual, I've forgotten to attach the drawing ... sorry.

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Re: C(X)-6 VSTOL/ STOL projects
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2006, 09:08:35 pm »
It was briefly meant to be the next cargo plane after the C-5. VTOL, obviously. Turns out "VTOL is hard."
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Re: C(X)-6 VSTOL/ STOL projects
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2007, 07:14:53 pm »
 ???
That's not a proposal, that's a bad joke.
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Re: C(X)-6 VSTOL/ STOL projects
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2007, 09:40:12 am »
Maybe this could be usefull:

From:Aviation Week & Space Technology ,June 24,1968.page 74.

*North American.
With extensive lift-fan transport experience dating from
before the CX-6 V/STOL transport studies,North American has evolved a concept
that could serve as a commercial VTOL transport...

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Re: C(X)-6 VSTOL/ STOL projects
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2007, 12:16:52 pm »
The only CX-6 I could find, is this fan-in-wing model, built by
North American:
(from Aviation Week 10/65) 
But it's just a model to test different wing/fan layouts, I think.
It takes a long time, before all mistakes are made ...

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Re: C(X)-6 VSTOL/ STOL projects
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2007, 12:21:50 pm »
Oops, pictures designated "Nasa" in the North American folder and the other way round ...  ::)
Here's a model of a VSTOL transport with fan-in-pod design (from Aviation Week 1968 19-26) :
It takes a long time, before all mistakes are made ...

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Re: C(X)-6 VSTOL/ STOL projects
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2007, 12:32:04 pm »
Jemiba,

In the June 24 issue of 1968 there's only text...

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Re: C(X)-6 VSTOL/ STOL projects
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2007, 03:37:55 am »
"In the June 24 issue of 1968 there's only text... "

Two years ago, I borrowed all issues of Avaition Week I could find in our largest
public library here and they came as very massive books. As I was in quite a hurry
to scan interesting pages, I gave the volume numbers as reference, which aren't
corresponding to the single issues, sorry. So, all I can say is, that these pictures
were shown in an issue between the 19th and 26th week of 1968 ...
It takes a long time, before all mistakes are made ...

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Re: C(X)-6 VSTOL/ STOL projects
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2007, 03:47:58 am »
North American and Boeing studied 20,000lb payload VSTOL transport configurations for the C-6A program, and North American showed an early configuration at Paris (1965?).


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Flying Review International, August 1965
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Re: C(X)-6 VSTOL/ STOL projects
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2007, 03:57:37 am »
Hmmm interesting ... all I found so far about a C-6 is this small picture labled CX-6 !!
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Re: C(X)-6 VSTOL/ STOL projects
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2007, 04:31:26 am »
Paul, please use the search engine  ;D  :D  ;)
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Re: C(X)-6 VSTOL/ STOL projects
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2007, 05:05:43 am »
Topics merged. I did search but not for CX-6 but C-6 :)
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Re: C(X)-6 VSTOL/ STOL projects
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2007, 05:12:57 am »
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